Ashley walks out of her discussion with Ryan over possible family dates and one on one dates so she can go get the rose, which is on the table in front of the other five assholes who have nothing better to talk about than how they're not at all secretly in love with Ryan, and then they all start whining after Ashley leaves and I bet Blake doesn't make good on his promise to leave. Mickey said that at this point the decisions that Ashley makes affects everyone around her. It's great that he's grasped that when Ashley gives someone a rose it means that rose doesn't go to someone else. "Some people like Cheez Whiz," Constantine tells the other guys, with the "Whiz" cut out because that fine product doesn't want its name associated with this show, but then it doesn't make sense when he follows up with he doesn't like cheese from a can. As ever on this show, I'm always entertained by the people who seem to think that because THEY don't like a contestant, the Bachelor/ette shouldn't like her/him either.
So then we skip right to Ashley's one-on-one date with J.P., which they're having right in the middle of Zodiac Park, which I guess explains the reference to taking a peek at their future ("You will leave this show with no marriage and no prospect, no matter what After the Final Rose says") and J.P. brags about being the first one to get a second date. It must be because of the sizzling energy they have together, which is about as much as an uncorked bottle of champagne on a Sunday morning. Ashley asks about the last time he cried, and it has something to do with his ex, which is always a fun date conversation subject, and this is Ashley's natural opening to tell him about everything, and she's scared about how he's going to react, especially since he's the first one she's telling. "I saw Bentley two days ago here in Hong Kong." J.P. goes all goggle-eyed, and then the screen goes black -- I'm not sure what happens. It's like City TV was about to go for a commercial break, but then didn't, and we get take two. Anyway, J.P.'s reaction seems to be, "Seriously? That's the big deal?"
As Ashley blathers on about how she didn't get great closure, all I can think about is how if I were on a date with a woman who was going on like this, this would be the exact moment that I'd figure that this would be the last time I'd go on a date with this woman. Ashley says it's because she has such strong feelings for J.P. that she can tell him these things, and J.P. thanks her for her honesty. Wow, that was a close one! I have to say: J.P. really handled the news well that for a brief moment he was competing against eight other guys instead of seven other guys. That really could have gone either way.